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Snowed In

by cdo499 | Score: 5850

White snow falls on the floor. The cold is scathing. Inside, she brushes her teeth. A mundane ritual, including a brush, a tube of toothpaste, and water. Cold can't be the correct word for that. It's so much more than that, it's freezing outside. There is not only snow, there are icicles. There is ice growing, spreading like a fever or the sharp opinions of an art historian. An art historian just like her. She was supposed to get to school today, but not only did the snow crash on the whole town, but her aunt had been arrested and sent to prison. For some stupid drug charge. None of that, now, she pushed it to the back of her mind and picked up the small figure on the marble countertop. It was a statuette of a pug, small, mushed, unable to breathe. Much like a real pug. She spat out the toothpaste, the mixture of water and mint mixing around in the sink.  There was nothing for her to do today, nothing so important that it needed her immediate attention. Everything had been cancelled, her deliviries postponed. Or so she thought. A minute later, the doorbell rang, revealing an overly excited delivery man. She had ordered a small glass pot which seemed to have shattered during transport. She cursed once the delivery man was gone. She had to applaud his determination, though, and he was really the only thing worth thinking about that day. Nothing else was needed, expected of her, she thought, as she twirled the cold metal of her locket round and round. A cup of hot chocolate and a sitting chair later, she had picked one of her books to study. Something about the 1800s. Or not, because her mind drifted to her very slow dentist who really liked to take his time with her teeth. Her tv was turned on--she liked it as background noise--and a newscaster said something about another bank robbery, the second that week. Who, she wondered, could be so ambitious as to rob two banks in the same week. And who, she was annoyed now, could be so stupid as to leave a banana peel on the ground. Something she really didn't like was hair. At least, someone else's. Her hair was fine, and she supposed that was what set her very high expectations

Completed challenges

The following challenges were completed during the writing exercise:

Begin Start typing to begin
Event Winter is long and extremely cold
Prop Include a tube of toothpaste
Letter Use the letter C
Words Reach 50 words
Character A touchy art historian
Words Reach 100 words
Event Someone goes to prison
Prop Include a statuette
Letter Use the letter N
Words Reach 200 words
Character An ambitious delivery driver
Event A glass shatters
Prop Include a locket
Letter Use the letter A
Words Reach 300 words
Character A slow dentist
Event A bank is robbed
Prop Include a banana
Letter Use the letter H

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